10 Things: 10 fresh takes on Super Bowl guacamole

By Alison Ladman Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way their marketers have totally owned the Super Bowl. For no particular reason other than force of will, avocados — and the guacamole they produce — are indelibly linked with this major American sporting event. A Super Bowl party without […]

First look inside Ann Arbor restaurant Cafe Felix after $400K renovation

Cafe Felix has been through more than a few changes since Felix Landrum opened the Main Street restaurant with his brothers and father in 1997. Initially opened as a coffee shop, Cafe Felix restaurant acquired a liquor license after a few years, and added a full menu of European bistro-inspired food. In the last couple […]

27 awesome ways to use leftover wine

By Anisha Jhaveri “Leftover wine” may sound like a mythical (or at least, laughable) idea for some of us. But whether you just had a party or simply can’t soldier through a full bottle solo, at some point you’ll be facing this dilemma: A partially consumed bottle is rattling around your kitchen and the clock is […]

Passionate, playful, plus a lot of viola: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Grand Rapids

REVIEW: 4 OUT OF 4 STARS What: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterWhen and where: Thursday evening, St. Cecilia Music CenterLength: 93 minutes, not including intermission GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Violists are the Rodney Dangerfields of classical music. They get no respect, no respect at all. Except for when they do. The Chamber Music Society […]

Enchanting orchids return to Frederik Meijer Gardens for weekend show

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In conjunction with the Grand Valley Orchid Society, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, hosts its annual Orchid Show this weekend. The orchid family is one of the largest of flowering plants with upward of 26,000 species known, outnumbering the types of mammals on the Earth by […]

Grand Rapids Symphony’s ‘Night at the Oscars’ sparkles with favorite songs remade

REVIEW: 3.5 OUT OF 4 STARS What: Grand Rapids Symphony’s “A Night at the Oscars”When and where: Friday evening, DeVos Performance HallLength: 109 minutes, not including intermissionSee it: 8 p.m. tonight, 3 p.m. SundayTickets: $18-$90Attendance: 1,271 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The greatest Hollywood film scores you’ve ever heard begin with an orchestra. Many of the […]

Records identify suspects in Medawar Jewelry robbery

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Kent County jail records identify the three suspects who have been arrested in connection with Friday’s smash-and-grab holdup at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry. Records show that Zackary Ian Cender, 18, Charles Milton Fortune, 22, and Darnell Kenneth-Maurice, were arrested Friday and taken to Kent County jail in connection with the holdup […]

Grand Rapids colleges recognized for community service

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three Grand Rapids-area colleges are among hundreds nationwide to be recognized for their community service. Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University and Davenport University earned spots on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The list recognizes institutions with “exemplary community service programs” that “raise the visibility of effective […]

Hope men’s basketball races to 83-65 win at Kalamazoo

Junior Alex Eidson matched his season-high 22 points as the Hope College men’s basketball team claimed its fourth consecutive victory on Saturday at Kalamazoo. Alex EidsonHope College Sports Information  The Flying Dutchmen won 83-65 to raise their record to 11-6 overall and 4-2 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. Eidson, a guard from Grand Haven, […]

No. 12 Hope women’s basketball wins 65-48 at Adrian

Maura McAfee’s season-high 26 points and 16 rebounds propelled the nationally ranked Hope College women’s basketball team to a 65-48 win at Adrian on Saturday. Maura McAfeeHope College Sports Information  The Flying Dutch upped their record to 16-2 overall and 8-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. They are ranked No. 12 by the USA […]